National Engineers Week Celebration

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™

  • February 16-23, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free with Museum admission.

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Featured Activities


February 16-23, 2019
February 16 – 17, 2019
  • Discover inspiring historic engineer and prolific inventor Elijah McCoy.
February 22, 2019 (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
  • Join engineers from MDOT to learn about, and try bridge building. MDOT will also take us via social media to visit two of its engineers on the job.
  • Join student engineers from the Society of Women Engineers at University of Michigan Dearborn to discover the properties of nanomaterials through a super shrinker activity.
  • Play and learn in Kettering University’s robot arena.
February 23, 2019 (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
  • Join engineers from MDOT to try bridge building. MDOT will also take us via social media to visit two of its engineers on the job.
  • Play and learn in Kettering University’s robot arena.
  • Check out Make Something: Saturdays.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.00
General Admission (12-61) Free $24.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

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Michigan Department of Transportation
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Engines Exposed: Curator Talk

January 20 & February 17, 2018 (Saturday) | 1:00pm

Curious what Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, has to say about engine innovations? Listen and view innovations and some exceptional engines with our digitized collection.

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Engines Exposed: Curator Talk

January 20 & February 17, 2018 (Saturday) | 1:00pm

Curious what Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, has to say about engine innovations? Listen and view innovations and some exceptional engines with our digitized collection.
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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 16 & 17, 2019 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.

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Elijah: The Real McCoy

February 16 & 17, 2019 | 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Learn about fascinating inventor Elijah McCoy in this 15-minute dramatization. His most important inventions were the automatic lubricating cup in 1872 that revolutionized the industrial machine industry and the graphite lubricator in 1915.
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Tinker Hack Invent Saturdays

Make Something Saturdays

January 5 - May 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!

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Make Something Saturdays

January 5 - May 25, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn firsthand how the American spirit of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well today. Try your hand at something new, something different. The activities change month to month. Hands-on. How-to, DIY, science and more!
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